There has never been a relegation fight quite like this one
Roy Hodgson returns to Crystal Palace as manager until end of the season
With the Premier League split by financial power, there has never been so little to separate those in the bottom half of the table
Roy Hodgson, who was the manager of Crystal Palace from 2017 to 2021, has returned to Selhurst Park as the manager until the end of the season.
He replaces Patrick Vieira, who was sacked by the club after 12 winless games.
Hodgson's objective is to bring Palace out of the relegation battle by earning points and winning matches. Ukrainian refugee in Guernsey praises efficiency of visa processing
A Ukrainian refugee, Valeriya Sarnovska, who fled Kiev following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, has praised Guernsey's States for their prompt processing of her visa.
Sarnovska arrived in Guernsey in February to live with her mother, after spending a year in Warsaw uncertain of her future.
24 Ukrainians have found sanctuary in Guernsey, through their visa schemes since the latest warfare erupted. Ken Sema's brace helps Watford win against West Bromwich
Watford secured a win against West Bromwich Albion with an overall score of 3-2.
Ken Sema played a crucial role by scoring twice - including the game-winning goal - while Ismaïla Sarr scored one goal.
On the other hand, Conor Townsend and Jed Wallace were the scorers for Albion, who now remain in the tenth position in the Championship table. Manchester United clinch victory over Crystal Palace despite Casemiro's sending off
Manchester United faced Crystal Palace in a Premier League match that resulted in a 2-1 victory for the Red Devils despite Casemiro's sending off.
There were several VAR controversies, and the melee near the corner flag sparked a red card for the Brazilian midfielder.
Erik ten Hag, David de Gea, and various publications weighed in with their observations on the incidents. Football Black List highlights leaders from the black community in British Football
The Football Black List, founded in 2008 by sports journalists Leon Mann and Rodney Hinds, has published its 2022 edition with Premier League stars Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford, as well as managers Patrick Vieira and Vincent Kompany and former Lioness Lianne Sanderson making the list.
The list highlights leaders from the black community working across all areas of football.
Deji Davies, Non-Executive Director at Brentford FC, is the only black board member at a Premier League club and is also the Chair of the Football Association's Inclusion Advisory Board.
Les Ferdinand, the only black Director of Football in the game, and FA Board member, Jobi McAnuff, are also featured. Women’s Super League title race heats up as Manchester United emerge as strong contenders
Manchester United Women's team is emerging as strong contenders in the Women's Super League title race as the team progresses into the second half of the season.
They are currently in second place of the standings, only three points behind Chelsea (who has played a game more) and tied with Arsenal on points with a superior goal difference.
In the remaining games, United will host Arsenal and Manchester City, teams they previously beat away, and will also travel to Kingsmeadow to face Chelsea. Mbappe shrugs off Martinez's taunts after World Cup final
France striker Kylian Mbappe has responded to Emiliano Martinez's taunts after the World Cup final during Argentina's homecoming.
Martinez had mocked Mbappe during an open-top bus parade through the Argentine capital, clutching a toy baby with Mbappe's face on it.
In return, Mbappe said he did not waste time on "futile things" and was looking forward to the return of his teammate, Lionel Messi. Crystal Palace Boss Takes Carabao Cup Seriously
Crystal Palace Manager, Patrick Vieira insists that his team is taking the Carabao Cup seriously ahead of their match against Newcastle on Wednesday. Football Leadership Diversity Code shows progress in hiring diverse talent
The Football Association has released its annual report on the Football Leadership Diversity Code for the 2021-22 season.
Over 60 signatories, including all Premier League clubs, 32 EFL clubs, The FA, Premier League, EFL, Barclays Women's Super League and Barclays Women's Championship have committed to embedding greater diversity in the long-term.
The report showed progress in hiring Black, Asian and Mixed Heritage senior coaches in the men's game and coaches in women's football. Former Spurs player, Marcus Edwards admits to emotional scoring moment against Tottenham in Champions League
Marcus Edwards, ex-Spurs midfielder, who left in 2019 admits to an emotional moment after scoring against his former club Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League.
His goal helped Sporting achieve a 1-1 draw against the Spurs, leaving the decision to qualify for the final game. Steven Gerrard vows to improve Aston Villa's performance
Aston Villa's boss, Steven Gerrard, has promised that his team will improve their performance after the 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest.
Villa are currently three points above the relegation zone and will host Chelsea on Sunday.
Despite their poor form, Villa remains unbeaten in their last four games.
Gerrard acknowledged that his team is not yet firing on all cylinders and is determined to work on this issue. Chelsea and Tottenham aim for Champions League qualification, Palace aims for record goal-scoring
The Independent reports on three separate sports stories.
Firstly, Chelsea and Tottenham are set to clash in a Premier League match, with both teams aiming for Champions League qualification, while Chelsea looks to replicate last seasons success against Spurs.
Secondly, Patrick Vieira has challenged Crystal Palace to break their Premier League goal-scoring record during the competition's 30th-anniversary season, which the team came close to last season led by Wilfried Zaha's 14 goals.
Lastly, Antonio Conte's Spurs were one of the most impressive sides on the opening weekend, while Chelsea edged past Everton in the last match. Tottenham defeat Southampton 4-1 in Premier League opener
Tottenham come back from an early goal deficit to defeat Southampton 4-1 in the opening match of their Premier League campaign.
Dejan Kulusevski put on an impressive performance, providing an assist and scoring a goal of his own.
Eric Dier scored his first goal in three years and Mohammed Salisu scored an own-goal to help give Tottenham their comfortable win.
Manager Antonio Conte opted not to start any of the club's six summer signings but emphasised the importance of fight to earn a starting position in his team.